We learn from God’s Word that all things that are living ought to praise the Lord. All the creation in the heavens and earth, are called to praise God. These include us and God’s angels, that praise Him. Even the 1“sun and moon: praise him”. 1“Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.” All things that are made have much to gives thanks for. This includes fire, hail, snow, vapours, and wind. They fulfill His every word. 1“Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars” come to life by His command. 1“Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl” know the Lord and are to honor Him. Everything that is around us is the workmanship of Almighty God. It is there calling to obey and honor Him. As with these things, we are also asked to live a life for Christ. It is the way we live our lives that truly honor Him. 2It is by word and deed that we live a life for Jesus. This gives honor to the Lord. As we walk in the ways of the Lord, our spirits become one with the Lord. We can’t help but praise God. This relationship becomes so heartfelt that your beliefs turn into excellent praise to the God above. As we are loved, we also praise Him for His love. We rejoice in the Name of the Lord God.
We would not be alive if God had not created us and given us life. Every day that we live, we ought to thank the Lord. As we have breath, praise Him. It is a brand new day to let go of our baggage and give it all to Christ. But know that we aren’t promised tomorrow. Come to the Lord today and confess your sins. Allow the Spirit to come into your life today. Only then can a cleansing occur. Only God can change your sinful heart and give you desires to live a righteous life. As you come to know Lord, He will pull at your heart. When you become open to Him, you will come to realize that this tugging is good and then respond in a positive way. A change of life will occur, as we allow God to come into our life. This will then move us to live for Him. Eventually, we will understand the need to praise God. Those that are near unto God, praise the Lord. Of course, we all ought to praise God but only true Christians will do so. Our calling is to praise God for His goodness and grace. God calls all the 1“kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: both young men, and maidens; old men, and children” to come unto the feet of Christ and give Him glory. Worship the Lord almighty. 1“Praise the name of the Lord.”
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I can’t help but think of your goodness and grace. You are so good to me and all the creation. Only You could form the heavens and the earth. Everything is so beautifully put together. You are the greatest designer of all. You are all mighty and all powerful. You are the King of kings. All glory to Your Name forever. As You are my creator, I bow down before You in honor and praise. I rejoice in the name of the Lord. Thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for forgiving a sinner, such as I. You came into my life and breathed new life into my soul. I am so grateful. I was lost but am found. You have taken me from darkness and brought me into Your light. Only Your love could do such marvelous things. I am amazed to be cleansed and to be granted into Your presence. What an awesome God I serve. I am so lucky to have You in my life. As I have breath, oh Lord, will I praise You. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below
1Psalm 148 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.
2Colossians 3:12-17 (KJV)
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.